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Virtual Badger Talk: “Saving Your Digital Stuff: Personal and Family History”
December 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This free, virtual talk is hosted by the Augusta Memorial Public Library. No registration is required. Visit www.youtube.com/user/AMPLWI to watch the LIVE event on December 22.
20th century Wisconsin history is hostage to deteriorating and obsolete media technologies, learn how we can save that history for future generations. Find out which media technologies are most at risk. Learn who is working on this problem in Wisconsin, and how to be part of the solution.
Discover how technology decay touches Wisconsin families and communities. If you are like many Wisconsinites, your family history is gradually moving from analog (photographs, letters, keepsakes) to digital (websites, social-media accounts, files in the cloud). Learn how to ensure your family’s digital history doesn’t disappear in a cloud of pixels!
Dorothea Salo teaches about digital information in the iSchool at UW-Madison: everything from online privacy and security to relational-database design. She has also built “Recover Analog and Digital Data” (RADD) to save personal, family, and community history in Wisconsin from decaying 20th-century media such as VHStapes and floppy disks. Her professional interests include copyright, scholarly communication, and digital preservation.